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live," everyone, i'm megyn kelly. emergency crews are just now telling us they have not been able to get into all of the homes in san bruno, california. we are getting live pictures from station kpix in san francisco. a number of people remain missing. we are getting warnings that the death toll could go up sharply. we got this video a little more than an hour ago, the middle class neighborhood near san francisco like a war zone. so far six people are reported dead, dozens are reported injured. it all started at dinner time yesterday with a blast that left a giant crater behind. here are some witnesses describing the chaos before and after that initial explosion. >> i sat down in my family room and just heard this roaring, and it was a boom, boom, a massive explosion. i ran out of the side of my garage, when i looked to my backyard i could see the flames. >> i turned the corner and there was a huge fireball. >> the beds were shaking, like it was almost like an earthquake but more powerful. megyn: the national transportation safety board is now sending in its own team to investigat
are now learning that more than 60% of u.s. pipelines are aging, and according to the ntsb putting countless lives at risk. trace gallagher has more live from our west coast newsroom, trace. >> reporter: i've got to tell you, megyn the more we look into this the more concerning this gets, five days after the san bruno pipe explosion and we still have no idea what the exact cause was. the ntsb saying, look around the country. there could be thousands, maybe tens of thousands of pipes that are in the same condition the san bruno pipe was in. remember, if you want to look at these pictures, the san bruno pipes were all put in in the 1950s. this is 1948, look at the hillsides, the area, there are very few subdivisions put in here. they were all put in by the 1950s. now we'll show you almost of the same picture of what it looks like today, you'll get a better example. look at the sprawl. on top of all of those gas lines that were put in 50 years ago, and keep in mind that for a metal pipe 50 years is about the life expectancy, look at the sprawl in the same area. all those pipes that we
. megyn: you don't know what to do. you as a california guy can tell us, trace, you think earthquake you don't know what to do, you're supposed to just seek shelter. you're not thinking it's a gas line explosion. >> reporter: you think earthquake because of the proximity to the san francisco airport you think plane crash. the jets take off and go right over san bruno. those are the two things that came to people's minds right away, you don't think gas leak. we also learned that the explosion so powerful that the pipe in question, megyn blew a hundred feet in the air. the section of pipe 25 feet a hundred feet in the air. some houses were clearly burned down. did you see the wonder that -- ones that were incinerated. they blew down because of the strength of it. pg & e lowered the pressure in the populated area because they were pushing 2,000 pounds per square inch through this pipe. they have backed that off about 10% until they figure out exactly what pipes are safe and what pipes aren't. as you look at these pictures i want to run a new sound byte from the national transportation safet
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